At the end of my CNY break, I visited Kaohsiung and Kenting, two coastal southern Taiwanese cities with my family. In Kaohsiung, I had the camera out, while I spent the time being a beach bum in Kenting. I miss it terribly!
When we left Kaohsiung to get on the high speed train back to Hsinchu, it was 80F (about 27C) and sunny. I had been swimming the previous day. When I came back into the Hsinchu station that afternoon, it was 53F (~12C) and cloudy/rainy. Nasty.
Anyway, here’s a picture of some kites at the beach. Not a bad way to spend an evening at all.
Hiking in Miaoli a few weeks ago was a great experience. As I mentioned before (click here for the post), it was full of beautiful mountain temples and clean air. A very idyllic place.
This panorama was taken with around 18 or so shots and processed with my newly acquired Photoshop CS5. Click on it for a Flickr link and to see it in its full-sized version, though I’ll warn you that it’s actually TOO big for my taste. I’ll keep this in mind next time and maybe practice by taking these shots in portrait mode next time… in order to get more sky.
I shot this at f/9 with a shutter speed of 1/320 at 18mm. In order to keep it consistent, I locked the exposure for every shot. This is a key thing to do when trying to create panoramas.